Joliet school announces inaugural Hall of Champions: Business & Industry Class
JOLIET – Joliet Catholic Academy president/principal Jeffrey Budz announced the inaugural Hall of Champions: Business & Industry.
The Hall of Champions for athletics has become a staple in the JCA community, honoring past Angels and Hilltoppers for their accomplishments both on and off the field. Inductees includes Joliet area legends Gordie Gillespie, Mike Alstott, and Tom Thayer.
The mission of the Hall of Champions: Business & Industry is to honor St. Francis Academy, Joliet Catholic High School, and Joliet Catholic Academy graduates for their accomplishments throughout their professional careers ranging from medicine, law, education, entertainment, business, technology, and more.
With over 23,000 alumni and counting, the lessons instilled by both the Carmelites and Franciscans over JCA’s 149-year history of Catholic education in the Joliet community has consistently cultivated leaders that have produced a world-wide impact.
This year’s honorees will be inducted at an all-school Mass in celebration of Catholic Schools Week at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in CA Student Activity Center, with an 11:30 a.m. A luncheon and induction ceremony will follow.
The Joliet Catholic Academy Hall of Champions: Business & Industry inductees are: